BS in Criminal Justice
Earning this degree provides students a wide array of career options following graduation, including working as criminologists, customs service inspectors, detectives, federal agents, fraud investigators, police officers, parole officers, military service personnel and other similar professions. As an example, criminologists can work independently, with a securities company, or as part of a law enforcement agency, where they analyze crimes and criminal behavior. They attempt to dissect the patterns and data available to them in order to provide explanations, motives, and other similar information regarding crimes. These professionals usually earn between $36,000 and $48,000 annually, according to PayScale.com. Many students also become police officers. These professionals work to catch criminals, enforce the law, and maintain the peace and order of a community. This profession is projected to grow fairly steadily between 2008 and 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annually, police personnel can expect to earn around $50,000, but this depends on their rank within their department, their geographic location and their experience level.
||High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||Only courses and degrees from regionally accredited
institutions or those accredited by other accrediting agencies
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACS,
TRACS, AABC, etc.) will be evaluated for transfer credit.
Applicants must request that official transcripts be sent directly from
the Registrar(s) of the previous school(s) to the Office of
Admissions. These transcripts must be received before an admission
decision will be made.
Credit will be accepted for those courses that are equivalent to
courses offered at Liberty in which applicants have made a grade of
C or better. Transcripts are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office under
the guidelines established by the Senate Committee on Academic
and Admissions Standards.
Undergraduate credit may be allowed for courses completed at
military service schools if this credit is recommended in A Guide to
the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
(ACE Guide). The work must also be applicable to the student’s
program of study.
Internship credit is not transferable.